The sound of Gravel under my wheels, the simple joys of country life.

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., NHRE# 02863

 

The sound of gravel under my wheels is a daily occurrence for me. I imagine the hum of pavement is all many hear from the moment they leave their house in the morning until they get home at the end of the day.

When you drive on a country road a few things happen. You are required to slow down the hidden imperfections of the uneven surfaces require you to look ahead…and look around. Driving too fast means you are kicking up too much dust and that isn’t the neighborly thing to do.

 

Old stone walls built by farmers are common along dirt roads. These were not put up to keep the animals in or the neighbors out…they were a bi-product of tilling the fields. Then stack stone along property boarders to make use of the discarded nuisance in growing a crop.

 

Forest brooks were allowed to meander where they wanted to go. They took the path of least resistance and the old timers constructed homes away from them.

 

When you are not in too much of a hurry, take a trip down a dirt road and enjoy the scenery – you’ll get where you’re going all in good time. A shady lane in the summer is just the right thing to slow down your pace.

I have 18.83 acres for sale on this shady lane, it needs a small bridge to get over the brook but it's price very affordable at $99,900 ( about $5,300/ acre). Ready to enjoy a slower pace of life off a shady gravel road?

 

                 Listing Details: Morris Lane, Campton New Hampshire.

Try the MLS button on the bottom of my post to search for all properties listed in the White Mountains of N.H.

 

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Rainmaker
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

There is not a day that goes by that I don't drive a country dirt road or two, it requires patience and a front end alignment every once in a while.

Jun 12, 2011 04:06 AM #1
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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The pictures are beautiful, especially the last one - it reminds me of some property we own "up north" in NY.  And you're absolutely right about the need to drive slowly on those roads!  Potholes are everywhere, gravel filling those potholes is everywhere, and dusting your neighbors isn't nice!

Jun 12, 2011 04:09 AM #2
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Kathleen, We northerners like the winter - it allows us to drive faster, the snow fills in the pot holes and there is no dust to bother the neighbors (plus they have their windows closed).

Jun 12, 2011 04:41 AM #3
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Paul Lesieur
203kloanmn - North Oaks, MN

I commented on another post of yours, I once lived alongside the Pemmi and in Londonderry, VT for a while as a young man.

I still remember the dirt roads into town and paved streets.

I could hear my neighbor's noisy step van rattling a half mile before he passed my home.

Jun 12, 2011 05:44 AM #4
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Paul, I'm glad this post evoked some fond memories for you, it was a simpler time then (and still is in some places).

Jun 12, 2011 06:15 AM #5
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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You've almost got me ready to pack up my house and move up to your neck of the woods.  A bit of piece and quiet, and a slower pace of life would be a nice change. 

Jun 12, 2011 10:59 AM #6
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Chris Ann, I'll save a spot for you : horse farm , slope side, or deep in the woods?

Jun 12, 2011 11:09 AM #7
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Larry Story
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This is one part of my job I really enjoy is going up to look at farms.  I deal with farms and land tracts so driving down dirt roads is small pleasure to enjoy the scenery once in awhile and just slow the pace down. 

Jun 12, 2011 01:40 PM #8
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Larry, country roads come with a bit of maturity, you have to grow in to them.

Jun 12, 2011 01:47 PM #9
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DeeDee Riley
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Great pics Steve!  I grew up in the country and remember times like those you described.  My brother lives now by Temecula, CA and the road into his place reminds me a lot of your pictures.

Jun 12, 2011 06:23 PM #10
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